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    Thai PM defends police monitoring of Muslim university students

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2019

    Thailand’s prime minister on Tuesday defended police for requesting information about minority Muslim students from universities around the country, after criticism of the move as...

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    Amnesty chief vows to defy India bid to crush criticism

    Agence- France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2019

    Amnesty International’s chief vowed Monday that the rights group would not be silenced on raising concerns about Kashmir despite what he called intimidation by Indian...

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    Macron signals tougher line on immigration

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2019

    With an eye on re-election, France’s Emmanuel Macron has signalled a tougher line on immigration, arguing that the government must end its ‘lax’ approach to prevent voters from drifting to...

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    Netanyahu fights for record fifth term

    Reuters . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2019

    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a battle for political survival in a closely fought election on Tuesday that could end his 10-year domination of national politics. Opinion polls put former armed forces...

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    Police on alert as Taiwan’s flag lowered in Solomons

    Agence-France-Presse . Solomon Islands | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2019

    Police maintained a strong presence on the streets of the Solomon Islands’ capital Honiara on Tuesday but reported no unrest following the troubled Pacific nation’s decision to...

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    Nepali climber set for final push in record 14-peak bid

    Agence- France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2019

    The current record for climbing the world’s 14 tallest peaks is almost eight years. Nepali climber, Nirmal Purja, who served in the British special forces, has a target of seven...

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    Earth warming more quickly than thought: scientists

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 08:30pm on September 17, 2019

    Greenhouse gases thrust into the atmosphere mainly by burning fossil fuels are warming Earth’s surface more quickly than previously understood, according to new climate models set to...

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    India hopes to gain control over Pakistan Kashmir

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 07:31pm on September 17, 2019

    India’s foreign minister said on Tuesday that the part of Kashmir controlled by Pakistan belongs to India and that he expected India to gain physical control over it one day, raising the rhetoric over the...

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    Talibans kill 48 in Afghan polls rally

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 04:26pm on September 17, 2019

    Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 48 people and wounded dozens more in two blasts Tuesday — one at a campaign rally for the president and the other in Kabul — with the insurgents warning of...

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    Amnesty chief promises to keep raising concern about Kashmir

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:22pm on September 17, 2019

    Amnesty International’s chief vowed Monday that the rights group would not be silenced on raising concerns about Kashmir despite what he called intimidation by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s government...

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